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Bill Gates vows to defeat hunger & diseases in Ethiopia: Could entrenched political interests allow him? — PART III

21 Apr

BY KEFFYALEW GEBREMEDHIN

Up until now, we have been in conversation the size of a half-marathon, prompted by the two articles under this title. The constructive criticisms received, most of all my compatriots’ guarded optimisms that have been punctuated by strong distrusts of politics, power and riches have been, have sufficient justifications and are, therefore, extremely instructive.
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Bill Gates vows to defeat hunger & diseases in Ethiopia: Could entrenched political interests allow him? — PART II

17 Apr

BY KEFFYALEW GEBREMEDHIN

Bill Gates puts his money where his mouth is

For a billionaire who has chosen a life of full time philanthropy, there could be no better indication of Bill Gates’ interests and honorable intensions than voluntarily staking his reputation in Ethiopia — the planet’s poorest country with the vast majority of its population teetering between half existence and death.
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Bill Gates vows to defeat hunger & diseases in Ethiopia: Could entrenched political interests allow him? –PART I

13 Apr

BY KEFFYALEW GEBREMEDHIN

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has finally come full circle. Over the decades, he has thrived on controversies, some of which he fostered, and stil does, with unmatched skills and perfect timing. They have served his purpose of staying in power as long to contentedly observe from above his allies and opponents bogged down in endless battles he has masterminded.
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